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Re-Balancing Your Oral pH

By Dr. Scott Frey

 

The Mad Scientists at FreySmiles got together this week to develop a formula for a pH balancing Mouthwash!

Directions for Use:

• Rinse for 45s-1min and spit
• Rinse immediately following acidic or highly sugary meals/snacks (if you brush after meals do this first)

 

Baking Soda Rinse Ingredients

Ingredients:
• 8 ounces Tap Water
• 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 
• 20 drops Peppermint Oil (or another essential oil to taste - Peppermint works best)
Optional: 5 teaspoons Xylitol for sweetness (you can find this online or at a local health store)
      Warning: Xylitol is poisonous to dogs, so be careful.

 

These instructions will make 1 cup of an alkaline mouthwash at home (~pH 8). You can always make more if you want!

Shelf-life:
Homemade rinses like this don't have any of the preservatives you'll find in store bought rinses and the baking soda in the rebalancing rinse is converted to sodium carbonate after a few days at room temperature. Sodium carbonate is still alkaline, but baking soda is a bit more gentle of an ingredient. If you want your re-balancing rinse fresh, only mix enough at one time to last you 3-4 days. Usually I will mix enough for myself at one time to last a week or two.

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